Whilst we typically consider the immune system to be an essential part of our physical health, its role in mental health is now becoming clear and could be part of the answer to better diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.
Could the active component in magic mushrooms revolutionise the way in which we treat and view depression? New research suggests this could be on the horizon.
With nearly 1 in 2 postgraduate students experiencing mental health issues during their PhD, Zoë Ayres challenges universities to actively address the rising postgraduate mental health problem.
Katarina Moravkova explores the scientific research of psychedelic drugs through its rise and falls to the current psychedelic renaissance. From the study of consciousness to the treatment of depression – how will psychedelics help us tackle these issues?
Diagnosed with depression at the start of her PhD and with research revealing 1 in 2 PhD students has a mental health condition, Audrey shares her experience and how to access help should you need it.
Alisha Aman investigates how depression can affect you, and the possible genetic link behind it.
Mindfulness-based therapy – as a more ‘natural’ alternative to drugs – to treat depression or anxiety is very popular at the moment. But how much of the recent zeal for mindfulness is rooted in science, and how much is marketing?